6 bedroom detached house for saleLow Road, Roydon, Norfolk
Sold STC £825,000
Detached Georgian 6/7 bedroom house with wonderful period features and extensive grounds including a paddock and outbuildings.
- Aga kitchen/breakfast room
- 2 drawing rooms
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Utility room and store room
- 2 staircases
- Master bedroom with adjoining dressing room
- 4 further double bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms (including 2 en-suite)
- Double attic bedroom
- Large 1916 sq ft barn with stabling/storage and locked garaging
- Further good-sized outbuilding to the north west
- Gardens and paddock amounting to approx. 2.5 acres (stms)
Driving Distances (approx.)
- Grimston 1.4 miles
- Kings Lynn 7 miles
- Sandringham 5 miles
- The coast 9.6 miles
Roydon is a much sought after small semi-rural village to the east of Kings Lynn with a large 190 hectare common run by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust being a site of specific scientific interest (SSSI). The neighbouring villages of Grimston and Congham offer a wide range of amenities including a junior school, Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, butcher and deli, stores, post office, doctors' surgery and pub. Roydon itself has its own pub, The Three Horseshoes and interiors shop, The Old Stores.
King's Lynn offers a direct railway line to London as well as many facilities and employment opportunities. To the north is the Royal Residence of Sandringham and, closeby, Anmer Hall with the north Norfolk coastline a few miles further along.
Roydon Lodge is a charming period Georgian property dating back to 1793 although there are most likely to be sections dating back even earlier. The house sits well back from the road with a gated entrance and generous driveway along with grounds approaching approximately 2.5 acres (stms) including a paddock to the rear. As well as the spacious house and gardens, the property also benefits from a range of outbuildings which (subject to the usual planning permissions), offer huge potential to convert to annex accommodation or working from home space.
In the 1800s, Roydon Lodge was run a National school offering education to at least 40 local children of the poor whilst, more recently, it is said that the stables produced a Derby winner. For the past 30 years or so, the house has been in the same family who have enjoyed its peaceful location, period charm and many original features including exposed beams, sash windows and a magnificent cast iron range in the dining room which was still in use by the housekeeper, right up to 1980s.
The property has a natural flow through the rooms with the 3 principal reception rooms facing the front with sash windows, integral sliding shutters and original French doors. The rear of the house features a further drawing room, the spacious Aga kitchen/breakfast room with doors onto the walled garden, study and cloakroom as well as plenty of ancillary spaces for storage and utilities.
On the first floor are 3 bathrooms (including 2 en-suite) and 5 large double bedrooms which could easily be 6 if the spacious dressing room were to be used. The further small staircase from the dining room leads up to the 2nd floor housekeeper's loft bedroom.
The property is situated off Low Road with south facing views across a broad expanse of village common. A five-bar gate and gravel drive lead up to the front entrance with beautiful summer wisteria and extensive lawned areas to the front and east side, interspersed with mature trees. To the rear of the house, French doors from the kitchen/breakfast room open out onto a lovely, sheltered walled garden with paved seating area and attractive planting. The remainder of the grounds can be found to the north and constitute a large, mown paddock with open views across farmland. In total the land amounts to approximately 2.5 acres (stms).
The impressive outbuildings and stables are a mixture of clunch, carrstone and old red brick with pantiled roof and arrow slit window. Measuring approximately 1916 sq ft, they are used currently as stables/stores and garaging. To the north west of the house is a further brick outbuilding with timber double doors.
Agent's Note: Planning was granted in the 1980s (which has subsequently lapsed) on the land to the east of the property for a detached house with its own driveway.
Directions PE32 1AN
From Burnham Market, take B1155 to Great Bircham then B1153 to Flitcham. Turn right onto A148 and thru Hillington. Continue into open country on A148 and turn left signposted Roydon. Into the village then turn left at Low Road, Roydon Lodge is the last property on the left through a 5 bar gate.
Council Tax Band; Annual Cost: £2,594.09 2016/17
Mains electricity, oil-fired central heating to radiators.
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Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.
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